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Classical 100 was launched by Classic FM, in partnership with the ABRSM and Decca Classics with the support of the Department for Education. It is a collection of 100 pieces of classical music and is designed as a resource for primary school teachers to use in lessons or school assemblies. It may also be of use and interest to performing arts or music clubs.

For more information, and to register for unlimited access, please visit the website.

S2A is a Government funded programme for young people aged 16 to 19, which meets at the Farnborough Community Centre. S2A is for young people who have not yet decided what to do next and who want support with their English and Maths. They study Functional Skills English and Maths from Entry Level to Level 2 and learners can take City and Guilds exams to help strengthen their CVs. Learners are helped with college, job and apprenticeship applications and they also study employability, including the compilation of CVs, interview skills and techniques, and job searching. Learners go on a work placement which sometimes leads to employment. Life skills are also addressed such as how to manage your money, sexual health and drug and alcohol awareness.

Please phone for an interview.

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Are you aged between 16 to 24? If you’ve recently left school or college, cannot find paid employment or you are unemployed, a traineeship programme may be the answer. The traineeship programme prepares young people for the world of work, giving you a wide range of employability skills you will need to be successful in the workplace including work preparation training, a meaningful work experience placement and English and maths support if required.

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Hampshire Futures offer courses for 19 to 24 year olds where you can gain qualifications. These are free to those on benefit. They are skilled in dealing with learning disabilities or young people who may not have finished education or gone onto college.

The courses include English and maths up to Level 2; childcare to Level 1; business administration to introduce learners to the skills required for the workplace; book keeping including basic manual book keeping skills, invoicing and balancing accounts to Level 1; hospitality and catering including basic food preparation, health and safety awareness and an introduction to working in the hospitality industry to Level 1; and Level 1 or 2 in IT user skills including Word, processing, using email and IT communications.

The courses are held in Aldershot. For more information please email or call Hazel Prior, Employer Advisor at Aldershot Jobcentre Plus.

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We equip young people, parents and professionals with the skills to tackle bullying and safeguarding issues across the UK.

Primary school pupils in Hampshire have the chance to learn about saving water and become a World Of Water (WOW) Agent with a talk from their local water company. South East Water’s education programme includes a water education booklet and a talk to schools. Pupils will learn about where their water comes from and how it’s treated, the importance of water for their health and how making small changes in the home and garden can save a significant amount of water. The education booklet includes questions, stickers, tasks, competitions and the Every Drop Counts Pledge which gives pupils the chance to become a WOW Agent by receiving a certificate and badge.

The free school talks are aimed at 8 to 11 year olds and last approximately 45 minutes. To apply for a school talk please email.

Established for over 30 years, Waverley Training Services provides free training in nationally recognised qualifications to the local community. They offer short accredited courses for the unemployed to help them get back to work and a variety of study programmes for 16 – 18 year olds.

They also work closely with businesses to offer apprenticeship schemes tailored to suit the individual company's needs and requirements.

For more information on all courses on offer please contact Pat Pryke or Sam McGrill.

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Farnborough Rotary Club helps schools in the local area by giving children between the ages of 13 and 16 Mock Interviews and Enterprise Day Challenges. Rotary Club members also talk to school children about the jobs they do and the paths that got them there. These talks can be aimed at children of all ages, including primary age children. They can also help to organise a Skills Festival where groups of children visit about 4 business stalls for 30 minutes and conduct a task while learning about a job, career or higher education opportunities.

If your school would like help with these events and any other relevant business initiatives the Farnborough Rotary Club would be pleased to come and discuss these with you. They have many members with expertise and years of business experience who are happy to give their time for free to help your children understand more of the challenges they face in the employment world.

They also organise annual competitions for young people including Rotary Young Chef for 11 to 17 year old students in full time education; Rotary Young Writer for students in full time education in three age groups; and a Poetry Competition with cash prizes.

For more information please email Tina Potter or call Michael Smailes.

African Activities offer a range of workshops including African drumming, African dance, African art, junk modelling, junk band, call and response song, storytelling, textiles and whole school assemblies.

Hulya Learning Centre is a voluntary organisation serving local youngsters in the Rushmoor area. They support pupils of all ages in both mathematics and English and their students achieve 4 to 5 sub levels per year. References are available on request. Sessions are held on Saturdays from 10.00am to 3.00pm at Connaught School.

Exam revision and intensive courses are available before exam periods.

For more information email or call Hasan Turacli, Education Manager.

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Listening Books runs a postal and online audiobook library with over 7,000 titles available for both adults and children. 5,000 titles are available as downloads. Listening Books not only caters for people with visual impairments but their service is also open to anyone who struggles to read or hold a book due to an illness, disability or learning difficulty such as dyslexia. Their titles span a huge range of genres including the latest bestsellers, classics, historical novels and crime, as well as non-fiction titles. For children and young people they not only provide a range of fiction but also support the school curriculum, providing set-texts and study guides.

They currently provide their service to around 23,000 people across the UK but regularly apply for funding to provide free membership for those who would find their usual fees a barrier to joining. They currently have funding for people who live in Farnborough and Aldershot. For more information please contact Jennifer Ades by email or phone. You can also visit the website.

Enham provides opportunities for young people between 16 and 18 years old, specifically those who are not engaged in education, training or employment. Their courses are tailored to meet individual needs thus creating the opportunity to gain extra qualifications, improve grades and develop skills that will help secure permanent employment, apprenticeships or college placements.

For more information please contact Sarah Wills by email or phone.

Water Aid – Pupil Pipeline logo

The Pupil Pipeline is an exciting, fun and educational fundraising activity that will inspire your pupils to get clean water to millions of children around the world.

Can your pupils form as long a line as possible and pass buckets, jars, cups or even wellies filled with water along the line without dripping a drop?

The challenge is easy to organise, and will help your pupils learn about water issues around the world, through our range of curriculum-linked interactive teaching resources.

Training courses are available on healthy eating, life skills and cookery for adults with any learning difficulties. The courses are based at Bells Piece in Farnham. The basic courses are held 1 day a week for up to 8 weeks. Tailor made courses can also be run for groups, schools and clubs as well as individuals. Courses are run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and half day courses on a Thursday. The cost is £25 a day with all refreshments included. Work books are provided and national CIEH food hygiene 1 and 2 standard qualifications are also offered. For more details contact Susie Thornely.

English, Maths and ICT Qualifications logo

Would you like a qualification in English, Maths or ICT? If you do not have a GCSE or an 'O' Level the Adult Essential Skills department at Farnborough College can help you work towards a City and Guilds equivalent qualification. This can help you improve your everyday skills and increase your confidence.

Telephone for help with choosing the right course for you and advice on how to join. The classes are free and you can achieve a recognised qualification.

The Hulya Turkish School meet regularly at Connaught School in Aldershot. The school is run by volunteer parents and its aim is to help children in the Turkish community get in touch with their cultural heritage and learn their mother tongue. The school offers courses alongside the National Curriculum leading to qualifications in GCSE, AS and A2 Level Turkish, which are taken in addition to mainstream school examinations.

The school is staffed by professional, qualified teachers that have been employed by the Turkish National Education Office. It also offers support on mathematics and science to students from different backgrounds regardless of their race and origin and is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Morning instruction is focused on academic learning and the afternoon session is focused on the teaching of traditional Turkish folk dancing and Turkish music lessons. The school is not for profit but fees are required to cover the cost of the school’s expenses and can vary depending on the number of students attending each session.

Take One Picture is the National Gallery's countrywide scheme for primary schools. Each year the Gallery focuses on one painting from the collection to inspire cross-curricular work in primary classrooms. During a one-day Continuing Professional Development course at the Gallery teachers are given a print of a painting. The challenge is then for schools to use the image imaginatively in the classroom, both as a stimulus for artwork, and for work in more unexpected curriculum areas. National Gallery Education then displays a selection of the work in the annual Take One Picture exhibition at the National Gallery and on their website.

Future First Networks is designed to help state schools build and manage an alumni community easily and inexpensively. Their aim is to bring alumni networks to every state school in England within three years. A Future First Networks database allows you to track your alumni, send out regular updates by text or email and ask them to come back to the school to provide careers talks, mentor a current student, fundraise, act as a school governor or volunteer in other ways.

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Apprentices are paid employees, who work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. They will also study a college-based course, usually on a day release basis, leading to nationally recognised qualifications. Depending on the age of the apprentice, government grants cover up to 100% of the training costs. In addition, the apprenticeship grant for employers can help businesses employ an apprentice (aged 16 – 24 years) by providing wage grants of £1,500. Priority is given to small-medium sized businesses with less than 250 employees, who are recruiting an apprentice for the first time.

Businesses can find out more about apprenticeships on the website or by calling 08000 150600. You can also search for vacancies on this site. For more information about apprenticeships in Rushmoor call Debbie Whitcombe at Rushmoor Borough Council on 01252 398793.

Speakers for Schools brings enthusiastic, knowledgeable and authoritative speakers that are leading their field into state secondary schools and colleges, free of charge. The speakers are from a wide range of backgrounds and are regarded as experts in areas such as art, media and communications; culture, history and language; business and economics; sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics; politics and social sciences; and sports, leisure and health. For more information visit the website.

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